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Old 10-05-2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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Maybe someone mentioned it and I missed it, but keep in mind that Fishing Bridge, which prohibits soft-sided units, is also the ONLY campground within the park that has electrical hookups. If you want electricity, you'll have to be outside of the park.


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Old 10-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #12
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Thanks for the advice on the campgrounds.
I should of asked previous but what is the average price for a site. And would it be necessary to make advanced reservation. Thanks!!

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:42 AM   #13
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Prices vary for the campgrounds but I believe they range from $14to $25 per night with the exception of Fishing Bridge and that one is $47 per night (they upgraded to 50amp service). As Bob mentioned, Fishing Bridge is the only campground in the park with hookups.

Some of the campgrounds are first come first served (FCFS) but most are operated by Xanterra and have a reservation system. Since you have a popup camper you could probably just wing it and hope for a FCFS. Personally, if Iím going to drive over 1000 miles Iím not about to leave it to chance that I will be able to find a site. Yes, I would call for reservations.

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:46 AM   #14
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When we were at Yellowstone in July, some guy in a Honda with a tent was going apoplectic that he couldn't just "walk in" and camp. Embarrassingly funny, I must say.
Make a reservation, well in advance if you can. We were four months out and got one of the last three sites!
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:59 AM   #15
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Grant Village CG has some nice pull through sites plus all the amenities such as gas and grub. Makes for a good place to start out going on down into the Tetons.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #16
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Is fishing bridge not hard side only?
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #17
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Is fishing bridge not hard side only?
yes, and i'm assuming since the OP has a popup, that he may not need hookups anyway.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:33 PM   #18
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We stayed a Grant 10 years ago with our popup. I reserved there. The amenities in Grants Village are nice but the campground left a little to be desired. Our site was just a wide spot in the road but, like others have said you will spend most of your time seeing the park. Grant is pretty far south so it is a long haul to the north end of the park but close to the Tetons.

Yellowstone is very strict with food in the campground and recommends no food in your popup or unattended at the campsite. I think we even kept our toothpaste in the car!

No electricity at the campsite some make sure your battery is in good shape. There is electricity at the toilets. It does get cold there at nite even in July! My battery gave out one night so no heat and it was cold. Five people huddled in one bunk!
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We stayed at the KOA in West Yellowstone as we wanted the hookups (electricity) and as other posters said, the camping areas inside the park where popups would be allowed has no hookups. And having a popup, we were also alittle hesitant about bears - though the KOA still warns you not to leave food in coolers outside the camper. It was a nice campground, well managed and we enjoyed the heated pool. It is a bit more pricey though than staying in the park. It was also convenient to everything, close to the west gate of Yellowstone (within 10 minutes) and being near the town, we were able to get groceries (nice for restocking on our two week trip). And yes, reservations are a must.....
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #20
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Thanks all this feedback gives me an idea as to what to expect. Thanks a lot!!

We vacationed in southern Colorado last summer and tent camped in a few places. We absolutely loved it. So that outing led to our popup purchase and wanting to go a different direction and picked Yellowstone.
Well i guess its; Yellowstone or bust!

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